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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Quiz #3
« Last post by Longspeak on March 06, 2015, 03:17:52 PM »
d**n, I woulda got that one. Too slow.
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Citadel Tavern / Re: Female Characters and Trinity Syndrome
« Last post by Murometz on March 06, 2015, 02:52:39 PM »
Erhm, let me add a line to that. I just find all the examples to be strange in this thread. Matrix trilogy, Fast and Furious, Star Gate, etc...

These are vehicles of mindless entertainment. By mindless I don't mean that they're "bad" (who doesn't love Matrix!) I just mean they're pure, unadulterated fantasy, where the writers/creators/producers don't give a rat's ass about the things discussed here. They're creating eye candy.

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Citadel Tavern / Re: Female Characters and Trinity Syndrome
« Last post by Murometz on March 06, 2015, 02:24:36 PM »
My suggestion for seeing/experiencing better written female characters is to step out of the fantasy/sci-fi tinged brand of entertainment.

Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect. She is a person. A-Z. Hear her roar.

Robin Wright in House of Cards (!!)

Frances McDormand in Olive Ketteridge.

Etc...

There are so many great examples of well-rendered, realistic, powerful female roles. I'm just saying, searching for them in fringe genres seems weird to me.
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Quiz #3
« Last post by Scrasamax on March 06, 2015, 02:00:20 PM »
Charles Dyson?(I think Im close)

Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson, so I would say half credit.

Aramax .5
everyone else, 0
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Quiz #3
« Last post by Murometz on March 06, 2015, 12:25:21 PM »
Reporting in at 0-2
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Quiz #3
« Last post by Aramax on March 06, 2015, 12:25:13 PM »
Charles Dyson?(I think Im close)
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Quiz #3
« Last post by Scrasamax on March 06, 2015, 11:36:02 AM »
No takers? No dino-nerds here? I am disappoint.

The answer is Utahraptor. The first fossils were discovered in 75, but weren't completely identified as belonging to a raptor until 91. There was an attempt to name the predator Utahraptor Spielbergi due to his financial support of paleontology but as numbers could be never be decided on, it was eventually named Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, in 1993.

Question #2

What was the name of the black doctor in charge of development in Terminator 2? (the character, not the actor)
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Quiz #3
« Last post by Aramax on March 06, 2015, 10:13:45 AM »
Super Raptors???
Bat Raptors?
Wonder Raptors
Spider Raptors
Wolve-Raptors
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Citadel Tavern / Re: Female Characters and Trinity Syndrome
« Last post by Ancient Gamer on March 06, 2015, 07:58:33 AM »
People should be fit to do their job in all fields of work.

I have met paramedics who struggled like hell to carry me, but they managed. They were both burly men, but not very fit ones. I had to walk down a flight of stairs myself, and then down on the stretcher. They barely managed to lift me into the ambulance. Not very impressive for two men, even though they looked big. More blubber than muscle I guess.

But the same goes to other fields of expertise. Working as a software developer I have met my share of people that simply doesn't do a very good job. I have also met my share of people who are good at it, but are so egocentric and arrogant, they are insufferable to be around.

So, basically, what it all boils down to is this:
The parameters for qualification are universal and not gender specific. Either you got it, or you don't.

As for bronies: I am amazed at how they took a children's product and managed to get a partially adult fanbase. A bit of marketing genius going on right there, I think.

I wish I had half the marketing savvy of those guys.

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Citadel Tavern / Re: Female Characters and Trinity Syndrome
« Last post by Lady Wolf on March 06, 2015, 05:02:42 AM »


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Absolutely you should be mad that people who were unfit to the job had the job, but don't fall into the trap of blaming their being female for them being unfit.

Working in the E.R on a (nearly) daily basis I agree 100% with this, I have seen more than a few scrawny and "weak" (physically) men, both on the table, and working alongside me to treat the patient on the table.

Let me ask you this Aramax, if the two paramedics that arrived to put you on a stretcher turned out to be short, under muscled men (or fat un-muscled ones) would you then have a bias against men being in the field?

I think at the root of it you don't have an issue with women per se, but actually have an issue with people who aren't physically capable of doing a job being allowed by society/their boss/circumstance, to be in a position to do it anyway, and often, doing it poorly which can (and often does) put other peoples lives at risk. I can agree with you completely that those without the right physical fitness to perform a job shouldn't, and the mandatory yearly physical fitness exams for such jobs need to be rigidly enforced for the safety of all concerned.
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